Annie ìNanî Clark Griesenauer of Richmond and Williamsburg VA, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Sunrise Assisted Living. Nan or Nancy, as she was called by family and friends, was born January 12, 1919 in Williamsburg, VA. She is preceded in death by her parents Frank and Irene Clark, her husband Paul Raymond, sister Fannie Clark Nightingale (Lort) brothers Frank ìChuckî Clark (Marie) James ìJayî Clark (Janet), niece Cynthia ìCindyî Nightengale Glass (Alfred) and sister-in-law, Betty Griesenauer Price.
Nan is survived by 14 nieces and nephews, 23 great nieces and nephews, 15 great-great nieces and nephews across the country, along with a brother -in- law Buddy Griesenauer, Yorktown, VA and goddaughter Anne Graves Matson, Fairfax, VA
Nan is a member of Jamestown Presbyterian Church and former member of Williamsburg Baptist Church.
Nan loved nature as did Paul. They traveled regularly in their younger years, had friends throughout the United States and the world. They loved shopping for unique items always finding that something special for every occasion.
For a number of years she and Paul vacationed in Myrtle Beach with Jay, Janet, Jill, Malcolm and the girls. After Paulís passing they all started going to Sandbridge, Virginia where she loved walking on the beach with Janet. When this became too much they would sit for hours watching the ocean and dolphins from the balcony. Though a mountain lover too, she had sand in her blood. The last family vacation was in fall of 2011 in Corolla, NC.
In 1937 Nan joined the staff of the William and Mary Library under the mentorship of Earl Gregg Swem for which the library is now named for.
Serving in several departments, she spent most of her career as a cataloger. A self-taught expert on Virginia, she spent the last 12 years in the position of rare book cataloger affording her the unique opportunity of handling many of Collegeís most treasured books. Nan also authored A List of Masterís Theses, 1920-1962, issued by the library which at the time provided the only in-depth access to these important materials.
Active at Sunrise until just before her death, she enjoyed Scramble, Simon and Schusterís Super Crosswords Books and reading about history, the Bible and Guideposts. Nan loved the bus trips and stops at Sonic for milkshakes. She and Malcolm developed a special family relationship over the years, but especially after she moved to Richmond. He knew ìexactlyî where to find the goodies she so enjoyed from various stores.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 11:30 am at Cedar Grove Cemetery, Williamsburg, VA. The family will receive friends 30 minutes prior to the service.
We would like to thank the staff of Sunrise Assisted Living in Richmond and Hospice of Virginia